Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet Woodruff

There is a spot up against the house that only gets sunshine in the early spring before the leaves on the birch tree develop.  It is planted with sweet woodruff.  Not only is it pretty but it has a fresh, grassy and clean scent.  Drying accentuates the aromas.

It is the flavor agent in a spring time beverage in Germany, May wine.  Local white wine is infused with woodruff.  It's also used in beer making.

After blooming in the spring it turns a much darker green color and thrives in this spot because it gets only a hour or so of low sun during the day. 

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